This Month's Featured Guide
Malus domestica 'Core Blimey'
This highly flavoured Cox-like apple is crisp and juicy and wonderfully aromatic. It is easier to grow than Cox, appears to be disease resistant and is suitable for growing countrywide. Developed for the London Urban Orchard Project, a charity that promotes community orchards and fruit tree growing in the capital, it gets its name from the fun cockney phrase that dates back to the 1880’s.
Pollination: Group B.
Season: Oct - Jan.
Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Also known as the ‘hardy kiwi’, this species of kiwi (Actinidia arguta) produces grape-sized fruits with very thin ‘fuzzless’ skins. The flavour is sweeter than the ‘fuzzy’ kiwi and the fruits can be eaten whole - they don’t even need to be peeled. Kids love them! The vine is very hardy (down to -34°C).
Plant size: 3 litre pot.
Available for delivery: all year.
Rheum hybridum 'Livingstone'
The world’s first autumn-cropping rhubarb! This British bred variety will crop twice a year - in spring and again in the autumn as unlike other varieties it does not require a period of summer dormancy. The succulent red stalks have an excellent flavour and can be harvested May/June and again September-November. Heavy cropping and disease resistant.
Plant size: 9cm pot.
Rosa canina (Dog Rose/Wild Rose)
A fast growing prickly shrub often used in an informal mixed hedge to form an impenetrable barrier. The arching stems produce a burst of pale pink flowers in May/June followed by a fantastic show of edible bright red hips that are good for rose-hip syrup or providing bird food in the winter. Plant 30-45cm (12-18in) apart. Ultimate height (untrimmed): 2.1m (7ft). Recommended hedge height: 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). Average growth rate: 45cm (18in) per year.
Height on despatch: 45-60cm (18-24in).
rootgrow™ can offer huge benefits to almost all garden plants. It is the only product that will support your plants for their entire lifetime, making it probably the best value purchase you will make. Comprising of (UK origin) Mycorrhizal fungi, rootgrow™ is 100% natural and is the only planting aid to carry the RHS seal of approval.
For better establishment, naturally healthier plants, better drought resistance and stronger flowering and fruiting, rootgrow™ is all you need. Mycorrhizal fungi will colonise the plant and develop into a huge secondary root system that will increase the root area of your plants by up to 700 times in just a few weeks. This will help the plant find essential nutrients, minerals and moisture, enabling the plant to establish quicker and reducing the risk of failure.
One simple application at planting time is all that is required. Once you have used this amazing product you will wonder how you ever managed to grow your plants without it!
Almost all new plants will benefit from rootgrow™ but there are a few exceptions: blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers & brassicas. It should be noted that using rootgrow™ on these plants will not harm them - it just won’t work.
One 150g sachet will treat up to 25 bare root plants or 7 x 3 litre pots.
Pack size: 150g.